I’m sure every fangirl and fanboy has their hopes set a little too high for Joss Whedon’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, but according to Scarlett Johansson’s recent statement, the movie sounds like the bee’s knees. Here’s what Black Widow had to say:
“Well, we can expect the Avengers. Joss, again, is back, wrote the script, and is directing. I think the script is dark and it’s dry, it’s got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humor.
That’s some encouraging news. I love The Avengers, but I hate how Joss Whedon relied on humor for every character. Each and every hero, from Captain America to Thor, was transformed into a ‘zinger’ barbing nitwit. Their particular strengths, whether strategic intelligence or face smashing brawn, was undermined to make room for a few easy jokes.
If The Avengers: Age of Ultron dries the humor well, and focuses on providing some strong drama, we should be in for a treat. Marvel Studios loves to serve up piping hot dishes of mediocrity, but if Joss Whedon dares for something stronger in this flick, and abandons his humor crutch, Age of Ultron could turn into a classic.
Although, that still leaves the problem of Whedon’s aboslutely miserable fight scenes. When not entirely generated by CGI, The Avengers combat was absolutely horrible. Black Widow vs Russian Thugs. Thor vs Captain America. Thor vs Loki. All of these scenes were typical, tired television-quality fights. I hate to cite Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, but for all of its flaws, it succeeded in providing the greatest superhero fight scenes in cinematic history. Whedon has a much more diverse, but equally powerful, group of heroes to create epic brawls. So do it!